Exhibit 99.1


Jerrick Announces Filing of Its Q1 2020 Financial Results


FORT LEE, N.J., May 18, -- Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: JMDA) (the “Company” or “Jerrick”), a technology company and the parent company of Vocal, announced the filing of its 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2020.


Financial and Operational Highlights


Revenues for the first quarter totaled $293,142. Additionally, the Company generated over $44,000 in deferred revenues, attributable to the amortization of annual Vocal+ subscription revenue. Revenues this quarter were over 8 times those reported for the same period last year, implying continued growth throughout the year and overall exponential growth for 2020 revenues compared to year-end 2019.


OpEx in first quarter 2020 were $2,119,091 as compared to $2,773,445 in 4th quarter 2019, representing a 25% decrease in spending.


As anticipated, the acquisition of Seller’s Choice in third-quarter 2019 continues to drive earnings, and successfully contributed to over half of the Company’s first-quarter revenues. The Seller’s Choice acquisition is expected to continue to drive earnings growth in subsequent quarters as further revenue synergies are realized. The Company is exploring future agency targets to add to its Seller’s Choice division.


In early Q1 2020, the Company introduced creator Challenges, which are themed story contests that incentivize creators with the chance to win cash prizes and other rewards.


A global crisis like the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic only further emphasizes how critical a role digital platforms play in society, as government bodies are encouraging social distancing and restricting travel, and employers are widely implementing work-from-home policies. These factors aside, Vocal exists in an environment where the total addressable market (TAM) of the platform was already growing exponentially and, in the current environment, may see even more rapid expansion.


Additionally, the Company recommends reading an article recently published by Robby Tal, Jerrick and Vocal’s Head of Business Intelligence, which discusses how the global pandemic is impacting Vocal’s creator community. Further, it underscores how Vocal’s North Star Metric (NSM), how much money creators are earning, is paramount to the success of the platform. Read the full article on Vocal: https://vocal.media/resources/creating-during-covid-19-insights-from-vocal-s-data-science-team






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About Jerrick


Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is the parent company and creator of the Vocal platform. The Company creates technology-based solutions to solve problems for the creative community. Through Vocal, Jerrick identifies and leverages opportunities within the digital platform and content monetization space. Since launching in 2016, Vocal has become home to over 600,000 content creators and brands of all shapes and sizes, attracting audiences across its network of wholly owned and operated communities.


Jerrick: https://jerrick.media


Jerrick IR: https://investors.jerrick.media


Vocal Platform: https://vocal.media


Investor Relations Contact: ir@jerrick.media






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